Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails released by WikiLeaks have unearthed a range of look-under-the-rock moments involving the presidential front-runner.
They’ve also helped resurface a former Palm Beach County Democratic chairman — who offered advice on the Democratic National Convention, an event which earlier became the platform for his ouster.
Mark Alan Siegel, who was forced to resign just two months before the 2012 presidential election following a videotaped rant against pro-Israel Christians, has managed to become a footnote in the latest campaign.
In an email last March, Siegel advised the Clinton campaign staff what he saw as a way to mute outrage from the Bernie Sanders campaign about the role of super delegates at the upcoming Democratic National Convention.
Siegel said the Clinton team should offer a proposal to change the role of these delegates, heavily favoring the eventual nominee, at future conventions.
“So if we ‘give’ Bernie this in the Convention’s rules committee, his people will think they’ve ‘won’ something from the Party Establishment,” he wrote. “And it functionally doesn’t make any difference anyway. They win. We don’t lose. Everyone is happy.”
Siegel advised that the deal was perfect. “Why not throw Bernie a bone” he said.
Siegel left his party chairman’s post after rocking Democrats at the 2012 Democratic National Convention with an interview posted on the conservative Breitbart site.
In it, Siegel warned Jews shouldn’t trust pro-Israel Christians.
“The Christians just want us to be there so we can be slaughtered and converted and bring on the second coming of Jesus Christ,” Siegel said.
He later apologized.